People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
He who has learned how to obey will know how to command.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.